0 The Vintage Spool Journal
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The Vintage Spool Journal Monday, August 5, 9:00 AM  
Ingrid Dijkers $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Journal-making, Journaling, Mixed-Media

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While always trying to push the envelope of what constitutes a book or journal, I have developed the "Spool Journal". One day while wrapping yarn on to some of the spools from my small collection of vintage industrial spools, I started exploring the idea of using spools as a structure for journaling. I immediately got to work on creating a "Journal" with the look and feel of these old spools. I then quickly learned that I love journaling on an almost never ending page! Imagine a total of 32 feet of paper to journal on! We'll be using "Almost Asemic Writing" along with writing in this flowing style of journaling, a delightful combination! The spool is 4" X 8" tall, solid wood construction with metal bands (to replicate the look of antique spools) and includes a 16' roll of paper.

While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical journal structure.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $25.00 includes:
  • New construction Spool 4" X 8" tall
  • Labels
  • 16' paper roll for journal
  • Journal closure and ribbon
  • Use of additional materials

Student should bring:

  • Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores)
  • A poem to use in your journal
  • Small container of off white craft paint, Gesso (NOT liquitex brand) or white house hold primer
  • A few of your favorite paint colors (craft paints are fine)
  • papers, washy tape or ephemera you might like to include
  • Tacky glue
  • Cork backed metal ruler
  • Pencil
  • An interesting large button for closure or use one I provide


  • Heat gun (or share)

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: Ingrid@IngridDijkers.com
Website: www.IngridDijkers.com